Ducati has launched the flagship variant of the Multistrada sports tourer motorcycle in India. Called the Multistrada 1260, the motorcycle sits right at the top of Ducati’s Adventure touring line up, and is priced at Rs. 19.99 lakhs, ex-showroom India. The motorcycle is imported through the completely knocked down (CKD) route, and is meant to rival the likes of the Triumph Tiger 1200 and the BMW GS 1250. Bookings are currently open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad. Deliveries will commence shortly.
The biggest engined Multistrada to ever be built by Ducati, the 1260 is powered by a L-Twin, liquid cooled engine that displaces 1,262cc and puts out 158 Bhp at 9,500 rpm and 128 Nm at 7,500 rpm. A six speed manual gearbox is standard, and Ducati even offers a quick shifter that works for both upshifts and downshifts. A 24 month, unlimited Kms warranty is standard on the motorcycle, and service intervals are spaced at 15,000 Kms intervals. The Multistrada 1260 gets a slew of features to justify it’s positioning as a flagship model, and also the steep price tag.
Suspension consists of upside down front forks and a monoshock rear, both fully adjustable for compression and rebound. The upside down front forks are electronic, semi-active units from Sachs and offers 185 mm of travel. There’s a 30-litre fuel tank that gives the motorcycle a solid, 450 kilometer range. The motorcycle has a raft of electronic aids to boost safety and make it more rideable in all conditions. A new 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) controls Bosch ABS Cornering, Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) are the various electronic safety aids on the bike. The instrument cluster is a 5’’ TFT colour display that gets Bluetooth. Cruise control is standard.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said,
With its debut back in 2016, Multistrada 1200 Enduro made its place among the hearts of adventure motorcyclists and now, Multistrada 1260 Enduro presents a much more refined and an out-and-out adventure biking experience. The all-new adventure tourer is armed with all the necessary credentials to take on the toughest terrains that can be thrown at it. Built to impress, the all-new Multistrada 1260 Enduro is now more accessible and is poised to impress & excite hardcore adventure riders. Occupying the sporty end of the adventure bike spectrum, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro marks an all-new chapter for true off-road enthusiasts and adventure tourers in India.